I wasn’t really a huge fan of chai in general until this year’s David’s Tea advent calendar exposed me to a few new ones. It turns out that chai tea doesn’t necessarily always taste like the Starbucks chai lattes that have never really interested me. Imagine that! Anyways, I really like this one. My husband even got me a tin of the stuff for Christmas, so I think it’ll be a frequent choice for the rest of the winter.
Having been born in South Africa but mostly raised in Canada, the taste of rooibos reminds me of happy childhood memories and time spent with family. The spices and sweetness add a nice twist to a drink that’s been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember, but not so much so that the familiar taste isn’t obvious. I love the combination of the cinnamon and peppercorns. It’s not too strong, but it’s spicy enough that it makes me feel warm and cozy inside. I usually let this one steep a little bit longer sot hat I can get the most out of the spices. I find that the coconut adds just enough sweetness that I don’t feel tempted to add anything to this one. It would probably make an amazing latte (for those people who are able to have milk, which I unfortunately am not).
All in all, I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who, like me, feels like winter will never end. It makes snowy nights seem more cozy and less dark and blustery.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Ginger, Peppercorn, Spicy, Sweet